Javed Khan will continue to receive his full salary from Barnardo’s as he helps manage the transition to a new chief executive, the charity has confirmed.
Khan announced last week that he had stepped down as chief executive for family reasons after seven years in the role.
Lynn Perry, the charity's corporate director of children’s services operations, was appointed acting chief executive.
Barnardo’s said that although Khan was no longer chief executive, he would remain with the charity until the end of December to support the board and help manage the transition to new leadership.
A Barnardo’s spokesperson confirmed to Third Sector that Khan’s remuneration – which was between £180,000 and £190,000, according to the charity’s annual report for 2020 – would remain unchanged.
They said: “Javed’s employment continues until 31 December 2021 and until that time he will continue to support the board and the acting chief executive in managing the transition of a very large portfolio of priorities across the UK's largest children's charity.
“His remuneration continues unchanged.”
John Bartlett, chair of Barnardo’s, said Khan, who was appointed OBE in June, had made a significant contribution to the charity during his seven years in post.
“The charity has thrived in this period, reaching more vulnerable children than ever before, and growing its capacity for innovation, including through the Barnardo’s Foundation and The BU, Barnardo’s corporate university,” said Bartlett.
“We are particularly grateful to Javed and the whole leadership team for successfully steering the charity through the Covid-19 pandemic.”